Cost Advance Program

Maximize your home’s value before it hits the market.

Selling your home as-is can be one of the costliest decisions in your entire case. That’s why we launched CAP.

Cost Advance

SRG will advance the costs of repairs and staging. 



Our team will secure the best service professionals and handle all the details.


We advance the costs and will be reimbursed at closing, while you keep all the profits.

CAP Case Studies

Chapman Heights - Sold 2021

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  • Paint interior

  • Wash windows

  • Declutter

  • Stage

  • Deep-clean

  • Landscaping


As-is Price: $475,000

Cost of Improvements: $2,876

List Price: $499,000

Sold Price: $515,000

Profit: $37,124

Wooden Stairs

Our Success


Average increase from
as-is value to sale price — as a result of the Cost Advance Program


The potential return for every $100 spent on staging, according to the National Association
of Realtors  


Percentage of SRG’s CAP clients who have financially benefitted from the program

Covered Services

  • Landscaping

  • Interior / Exterior Paint

  • Carpet Replacement

  • Carpet Cleaning

  • Deep Cleaning 

  • Wall Patching

  • Water Heater

  • Furnace

  • Broken Windows

  • Spa Removal

  • Plumbing Repairs

  • Mold Remediation

  • Decluttering

  • Staging

  • Seller-Required Disclosures (HOA, Inspections)

…..and many more home improvement and sale expenses


How CAP Works

Step 1: Laurel Starks will visit your home, determine if it’s a candidate for CAP, and if so, perform a cost-benefit analysis.


Step 2: At your listing consultations, we’ll go over our recommendations and decide what to move forward with.


Step 3: Our team will get right to work on obtaining bids and scheduling contracting professionals.


Step 4: Our team will keep you informed as the work is coordinated and performed.


Step 5: Once the work is complete, we’ll schedule your photo shoot and launch on the market.


Step 6: Upon closing, SRG will be reimbursed for our out-of-pocket costs at 0% interest to you, and a $500 coordination fee (if applicable).

At the end of these six steps, you’ll be ready for your next chapter — with a lot more money to unlock your new normal!



Does every house or client qualify for CAP?

CAP clients are determined on a case-by-case basis. Things we look for are: • The extent of repairs necessary • The amount of equity in your property • Whether or not SRG was court-appointed in your case • Terms in the court order

How long will CAP delay the listing and sale?

In most cases, we are able to have repairs and staging done within 2-3 weeks after the signing of the contract.

Do you disburse the money to me, or do you pay the contractors directly?

SRG pays the contracted professionals directly.

Is there a limit to how much SRG will advance through CAP?

We will advance up to $10,000. The average CAP client receives between $3,000 and $7,000.

Do I have to be home to meet the contractors or professionals?

If you are not home, someone from SRG’s team will meet them there. However, we do not supervise nor take on liability for work performed by the contracted professionals.

Do I have to list and sell with SRG in order to use CAP?

Yes, indeed! CAP is an exclusive benefit for SRG clients.

If the house doesn’t sell, do I have to pay SRG back?

Yes. Our contract is a personal loan, to be paid back at close of escrow. If escrow does not close, then it is due within two weeks, subject to interest.

Is there a cost to use CAP?

We do not charge any interest or any fees for advancing costs. However, there is a $500 flat fee if SRG is responsible for coordinating contracted professionals. However, should you use your own professional, or the coordination is very minor, then there will be no coordination fee and therefore no fee for CAP.